Wednesday Morning I got up in the wee hours of the morning and went with my daughter –for her surgery. She brought the kiddos here and they stayed with Honey. She and I took Bash with us-he was no problem for me to watch while she had her procedure. I thought a 5 yr old, 18 mos. old and 6 week old baby MIGHT be a bit much for him—plus we had our 10 year old grandson here this week for spring break.
Anyway—her surgery went fine. There were no complications—unless you count the need for surgery in the first place. But I wanted to say Thank You, to all of you, for your prayers and kind words for my daughter.
During both pregnancies I’ve mentioned prayers quite often, for both daughters and for different reasons; both of them being at risk in one way or the other. They are both well. I’m grateful to God for that.
I have permission from my oldest to share with you a little bit about her situation.
About a year ago, after my she had given birth to her second child – she had the ESSURE implanted. If you’re not familiar. It’s two cork-screws inserted into the fallopian tubes. It’s touted as being permanent sterilization.
IT FAILED. In June 2014, she got a positive pregnancy test!
Now—we have Sebastyan “Bash”… who by the way, has been confused for 6 weeks when bedtime is supposed to happen. ;)
From the onset of this pregnancy- it’s been a pretty wild ride. First thing was making sure this wasn’t a tubal pregnancy. What a relief the day we found out there was an UNPLANNED baby in my daughters womb! We went from shock and disbelief, to terror (because tubal pregnancies can be fatal); to relief in a matter of 24 hours literally.
The day we (her,my son in law and myself) all drove home from the Sono-gram appointment—we were all crying. My daughter, very calmly said—
“Well, I guess God isn’t finished with our family yet.”
She has had numerous EXTRA APPOINTMENTS…more than an average pregnancy requires. Numerous EXTRA Sono-grams…
AND NOW… a final surgery.
There is so much out there about ESSURE. Just GOOGLE ESSURE and you can read up all about it. If you want to know more.
The baby has never been an issue for my daughter and her husband. He is the ONLY GOOD THING TO COME OUT OF THIS EXPERIENCE. Of course she didn’t plan on having a third—but here he is and OH MY! is he loved.
The scary part is the health and complications and possible deaths linked to this device. It is usually done in the doctors office. There is a case of death during the procedure… but the death is not attributed to the procedure. I QUESTION THE SAFETY OF HAVING IT DONE… IN OFFICE You can read a copy of that report here.
Here is a scary fact.
The FDA, at the time of approval of ESSURE in 2002, gave preemption status to the manufacturer (Bayer) in the event of failure or injury; they can’t be sued. They have no liability attached to them what so ever.
What’s even more scary. Wednesday morning, while waiting for my daughter to go back—I could hear the doctor in another curtained cubicle, going over procedure and telling the patient…
It’s permanent birth control. You’ll have a little discomfort but if everything goes as planned, you’ll be able to return to work tomorrow; with no problems.
After reading all the problems and complications, they are still using this device to prevent pregnancy and still selling it as the ‘99 % effective’.
I just wanted to let this be a warning. I’m not the first obviously to give a warning about this; there is someone more famous than myself involved and speaking out for women everywhere--
Here are a few more links:
I certainly don’t want this covered up in secrecy; as though to shame my daughter or others who have gone through something similar. They are victims. My opinion is these women are not being told the truth about this decision they are making and it’s affecting their bodies and their lives. It’s important to get the word out.
Having asked my readers for prayers—I thought you’d like to know a little bit more of the story.
‘Til next time, Be Blessed~
Trust Him in all things!